Article published in:Towards a Derivational Syntax: Survive-minimalism
Edited by Michael T. Putnam
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 144] 2009
► pp. 21–38
The numeration in Survive-minimalism
This paper argues that the computational system of Human Language requires a Numeration; however, the Numeration must be compiled throughout a syntactic derivation and not selected prior to the derivation. The consequence of having a derivationally built Numeration is that the Numeration becomes the domain for both the Merge and Remerge operations, thereby obviating the need for the Internal Merge operation. Furthermore, having a derivationally built Numeration makes it possible to design a crash-proof syntax along the lines developed in Stroik’s (2009) Survive-minimalism.
Published online: 29 July 2009